We examined on models the inner pressure tolerance of the most frequently performed single layer anastomoses used in esophagectomies and gastrectomies. The aim was to examine whether interrupted or continuous suture proves safer immediately after the operation. We investigated the difference between sutures involving and not involving the mucosa. The anastomosis models were of organs of hybrid pigs slaughtered in the meet-industry. Atraumatic, 3/0 Biosyn suture material was used. The bursting pressure was measured by insufflating CO2 gas. Its bursting pressure can characterize the inner pressure tolerance of an anastomosis. The circumstances of the experiment, the suture technique and the examination of the bursting pressure were standardized. Our considerations are: 1. The early inner pressure tolerance of an anastomosis does not depend on the condition of the wall. The critical factor is their ability to expand. 2. The inner pressure tolerance of continuous sutures is better than of interrupted ones if the tissues in the suture line show similar degree of dilatation. Optimal conditions are achieved with end-to-end or side-to-side anastomoses of single organs (for example between small bowel and small bowel or colon and colon). 3. Involving the mucosa in the stitches has not influenced early physical suture certainty.
|Translated title of the contribution||Data about the early physical reliability of hand-sewn anastomoses in esophagectomy and gastrectomy|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2001|
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